Mum’s the word for those BoJo baby tales
By Kevin Maguire - 11 November 7:32

Ed Miliband is frantically searching for staff to run his office.

The top 10 defining moments of the Thatcher years
By Oliver Willmott and Ursula Donnelly - 10 November 15:34

Our pick of Thatcher’s most iconic moments.

9. Defining moments of the Thatcher years | Gulf war advice to Bush | 3 August 1990
By Oliver Willmott - 10 November 15:29

“Remember, George, this is no time to go wobbly.”

6. Defining moments of the Thatcher years | Thatcher meets Gorbachev | 16 December 1984
By Ursula Donnelly - 10 November 15:22

“I like Mr Gorbachev. We can do business together.”

5. Defining moments of the Thatcher years | The Brighton bombing | 12 October 1984
By Oliver Willmott - 10 November 15:21

“All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail.”

4. Defining moments of the Thatcher years | The Battle of Orgreave | 18 June 1984
By Oliver Willmott - 10 November 15:18

“Mob rule . . would be the end of liberty and democracy.”

Laurie Penny: The Paradox of the Welfare State
By Laurie Penny - 10 November 11:05

Aversion therapy for the poor.

What if . . . Britain was still a republic
By Dominic Sandbrook - 04 November 11:29

Almost four centuries after the events that provoked it, the most expensive and protracted case in legal history is finally staggering towards an end.

How Theresa May put Balls on the beat
By Kevin Maguire - 04 November 7:17

Patrick McLoughlin, the ex-miner who now toils as Tory Chief Whip, is well aware of the depth of Middle England's fury over the axing of child benefit for higher-rate taxpayers.

Ignore the mantra of misinformation
By Alan Johnson - 04 November 7:17

Labour needs to counter the coalition’s distortions by reminding the public of its record.

Bombs, Boris and Ms Booth
By Peter Wilby - 04 November 7:17

Will the housing benefit cut “cleanse” London of its poor? Also, terror alerts, control orders and t

I taught the Lords to fiddle
By Alan B'stard - 04 November 7:17

It's unfortunate that the three Labour peers suspended for expenses transgressions are all of Asian origin.

John Pilger on why party politics is over, and it's time to stand and fight.
By John Pilger - 04 November 7:17

The lesson of the French anti-government protests is that “normal” politics exists only to promote the status quo.

Lessons for Labour from Obama’s midterm defeat
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 November 7:17

Is Ed Miliband as vulnerable as Obama has been to disillusionment?

Leader: The coalition must face down the security establishment
By Staff blogger - 04 November 7:17

Control orders remain an illiberal and ineffective response to the terrorist threat.

Law breakers and lawmakers
By David Allen Green - 02 November 15:44

Why prisoners should be able to vote.

Theresa May’s dilemma
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 31 October 11:37

Is the Home Secretary being played by the securocrats?

The pupil premium: don’t celebrate just yet
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 30 October 13:34

Michael Gove wasn’t the “winner” in the Spending Review many proclaimed him to be.

EU success for Cameron? Get real
By Ben Fox - 30 October 10:19

The Conservative leader is caught between a rock and a hard place over Europe.

Would a “No” on AV keep the Lib Dems in the coalition?
By Caroline Crampton - 29 October 19:05

If the Alternative Vote system is rejected in May’s referendum, it could mean greater unity for the

Cameron’s double standards on benefits
By Oliver Willmott - 29 October 18:29

The Prime Minister’s response to criticisms of child benefit betrays a worrying classism.

The crafty political logic of the coalition’s war on universality
By Matthew Partridge - 29 October 13:43

Labour has to find a credible counterargument to defend this key progressive principle.

A box of botched Con tricks
By Robert Skidelsky - 28 October 12:54

Defenders of George Osborne’s plans to hack back public spending cite the Geddes Axe of 1921 and the

The Verdict: Did Labour Change Britain?
By Peter Hain - 28 October 12:10

The message of this book chimes uncannily with the audacious speech by Ed Miliband to the Labour conference in September.